6/9/08 #4 - Stroke-like symptoms - caused by Migraines?

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    I've had migraines for years-sometimes precipitated with aura and vision disturbances. In the most recent I had blurry vision and paralysis on my right side which only lasted for several minutes. I was freaked and went to the emergency room-where I stayed for 2 days undergoing tests, MRI, CT scan, Ultra sound... all negative. As background; I'm male, 59yo, in good health, BP good, thin (I work out a lot) with no risk factors for heart or stroke problems. Friends as well as myself have a hard time believing that I had a mini stoke. I've heard that migraines can cause these symptoms. Can anyone shed any light on this subject?  CP.

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    Dear CP;

     

    Yes, Migraines can cause the symptoms you describe. Is there any history of Migraines, "sick headaches" or sinus headaches in your family? Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. It sounds like you need to have a serious conversation with your doctor to be sure you have the right diagnosis.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: June 09, 2008